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practicability |ˌpræktɪkəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being usable
practicable |ˈpræktɪkəbl| — usable for a specific purpose
practical |ˈpræktɪkl| — guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
practicalities |ˌpræktɪˈkælɪtɪz| — plural form of practicality
practicality |ˌpræktɪˈkælətɪ| — concerned with actual use rather than theoretical possibilities
practically |ˈpræktɪklɪ| — almost; nearly
practice |ˈpræktɪs| — a customary way of operation or behavior
practiced |ˈprækˌtɪst| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
practician |prækˈtɪʃən| — someone who practices a learned profession
practicing |ˈprækˌtɪsɪŋ| — Present participle of practice.
practicum |ˈpraktəkəm| — (US) A college course designed to give a student supervised practical knowledge of a subject previously studied theoretically.
practise |ˈpræktɪs| — engage in a rehearsal (of)
practised |ˈpræktɪst| — skillful after much practice
practitioner |prækˈtɪʃənər| — someone who practices a learned profession
praedial — Of or pertaining to land or its products.
praepostor |priːˈpɑːstər| — (UK) a prefect in some public schools
praesidium |prɪˈsɪdɪəm| — a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session
praetor |ˈpriːtər| — an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
praetorian |prɪˈtɔːrɪən| — a member of the Praetorian Guard
pragmatic |præɡˈmætɪk| — an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
pragmatical |præɡˈmætɪkəl| — concerned with practical matters
pragmatically |præɡˈmætɪkəlɪ| — in a realistic manner
pragmatism |ˈpræɡmətɪzəm| — (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
pragmatist |ˈpræɡməˌtɪst| — an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
prairie |ˈprerɪ| — a treeless grassy plain
prairie-chicken |ˈpreərɪˈtʃɪkɪn| — Either of two species of flightless bird of the genus Tympanuchus, native to the prairies of North America, the greater and lesser prairie chickens
prairie-dog |ˈpreərɪˈdɒɡ| — A small, stout-bodied burrowing rodent with shallow cheek pouches, native to North America and Central America.
prairie-schooner |ˈpreərɪˈskuːnə| — A horse-drawn wagon used to transport people and goods in the American west of the 18th and 19th centuries.
praise |preɪz| — an expression of approval and commendation
praiseworthy |ˈpreɪzwɜːrðɪ| — worthy of high praise
praising |ˈpreɪzɪŋ| — full of or giving praise
Prakrit |ˈprɑːkrɪt| — any of the modern Indic languages
praline |ˈprɑːliːn| — cookie-sized candy made of brown sugar and butter and pecans
pram |præm| — a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
prance |præns| — a proud stiff pompous gait
prancing |ˈprænsɪŋ| — Present participle of prance.
prandial |ˈprændiːəl| — of or relating to a meal
prang |præŋ| — a crash involving a car or plane
prank |præŋk| — acting like a clown or buffoon
prankish |ˈpræŋkɪʃ| — naughtily or annoyingly playful
prankster |ˈpræŋkstər| — someone who plays practical jokes on others
praps |præps| — (informal) Contraction of perhaps.
prase |preɪz| — (mineralogy) A variety of cryptocrystalline of a leek-green colour.
praseodymium |ˌpreɪzɪəʊˈdɪmɪəm| — a soft yellowish-white trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; can be recovered from bastnasite or monazite by an ion-exchange process
prat |præt| — the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
prate |preɪt| — idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
prater |ˈpreɪtər| — an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
pratfall |ˈprætfɔːl| — a fall onto your buttocks
pratie |ˈpreɪtɪ| — Alternative form of praty.
pratincole |ˈprætɪŋkəʊl| — Old World shorebird with long pointed wings and short legs; closely related to the coursers
pratique |præˈtiːk| — Permission to use a port given to a ship after compliance with a quarantine or on conviction that she is free of contagious disease.
prattle |ˈprætl| — idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
prattler |ˈprætlər| — someone who speaks in a childish way
prawn |prɔːn| — any of various edible decapod crustaceans
praxis |ˈpræksɪs| — translating an idea into action
pray |preɪ| — address a deity, a prophet, a saint or an object of worship; say a prayer
prayer |prer| — the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
prayer-book |ˈpreə bʊk| — A book containing religious prayers
prayerful |ˈprerfəl| — disposed to pray or appearing to pray
prayers |ˈprerz| — plural form of prayer
praying |ˈpreɪɪŋ| — Of or pertaining to prayer.
pre-arrange |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒ| — To arrange in advance.
pre-arranged |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of pre-arrange
pre-Christian |ˈpriːˈkrɪstjən| — of or relating to or being the time before the beginning of the Christian era
pre-Columbian |ˌpriː kəˈlʌmbɪən| — of or relating to or originating in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus
pre-eminence |priː ˈemɪnəns| — Alternative spelling of preeminence.
pre-eminent |ˌpriː ˈemɪnənt| — Alternative spelling of preeminent.
pre-empt |prɪˈempt| — a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
pre-emption |prɪˈempʃn| — the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
pre-emptive |prɪˈemptɪv| — designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
pre-exist |ˌpriː ɪɡˈzɪst| — Alternative spelling of preexist.
pre-existing |ˌpriː ɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ| — existing previously or before something
pre-industrial |priːɪnˈdʌstrɪəl| — Alternative spelling of preindustrial.
pre-production |ˌpriːprəˈdʌkʃən| — (cinematography) The process of preparing the elements involved in a motion picture, theatrical play, or other performance.
Pre-Raphaelite |ˌpriː ˈræfəlaɪt| — a painter or writer dedicated to restoring early Renaissance ideals
preach |priːtʃ| — deliver a sermon
preacher |ˈpriːtʃər| — someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
preaching |ˈpriːtʃɪŋ| — an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
preachment |ˈpriːtʃmənt| — a sermon on a moral or religious topic
preachy |ˈpriːtʃɪ| — inclined to or marked by tedious moralization
preamble |prɪˈæmbl| — a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
prearrange |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒ| — arrange beforehand
prearranged |ˌprɪəˈreɪndʒd| — simple past tense and past participle of prearrange
preassigned — Of something that has been assigned or allotted in advance.
prebend |ˈprebənd| — the stipend assigned by a cathedral to a canon
prebendary |ˈprebəndrɪ| — a canon who receives a prebend for serving the church
precapitalist |ˈpriːˈkæpɪtəlɪst| — Pertaining to precapitalism, a time before capitalism.
precarious |prɪˈkerərɪəs| — affording no ease or reassurance
precariously |prɪˈkerɪəslɪ| — in a precarious manner
precariousness |prɪˈkeərɪəsnɪs| — extreme dangerousness
precast |ˌpriːˈkæst| — of structural members especially of concrete; cast into form before being transported to the site of installation
precative — expressing entreaty or supplication
precatory |ˈprekətəriː| — expressing entreaty or supplication
precaution |prɪˈkɔːʃn| — a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
precautionary |prɪˈkɔːʃənerɪ| — taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
precede |prɪˈsiːd| — be earlier in time; go back further
precedence |ˈpresɪdəns| — status established in order of importance or urgency
precedency — status established in order of importance or urgency
precedent |ˈpresɪdənt| — an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
preceding |prɪˈsiːdɪŋ| — of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
precentor |prəˈsen(t)ər| — the musical director of a choir
precept |ˈpriːsept| — rule of personal conduct
preceptive |prɪˈseptɪv| — (law) Of, pertaining to, or based on precepts
preceptor |prɪˈseptər| — teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
preceptorial |ˌpriːsepˈtɔːriːəl| — Of or pertaining to a preceptor.
preceptress |prɪˈseptrɪs| — 1889, Charles Brockden Brown, Arthur Mervyn:
precession |prɪˈseʃən| — the motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone
precinct |ˈpriːsɪŋkt| — a district of a city or town marked out for administrative purposes
precincts |ˈpriːˌsɪŋkts| — plural form of precinct
preciosity |ˌpreʃɪˈɑːsɪtɪ| — the quality of being fastidious or excessively refined
precious |ˈpreʃəs| — extremely
precipice |ˈpresəpɪs| — a very steep cliff
precipitance |prɪˈsɪpɪtəns| — the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
precipitancy |prɪˈsɪpɪtənsiː| — the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
precipitant |prɪˈsɪpɪtnt| — an agent that causes a precipitate to form
precipitate |prɪˈsɪpɪteɪt| — a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
precipitation |prɪˌsɪpɪˈteɪʃn| — the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time
precipitous |prɪˈsɪpɪtəs| — done with very great haste and without due deliberation
precipitously |ˌprɪˈsɪpətəslɪ| — very suddenly and to a great degree
precipitousness — the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
precis |preɪˈsiː| — a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
precise |prɪˈsaɪs| — (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
precisely |prɪˈsaɪslɪ| — indicating exactness or preciseness
preciseness |prɪˈsaɪsnəs| — clarity as a consequence of precision
precisian |prɪˈsɪʒɪən| — A religious purist; a Puritan.
precisianism |prɪˈsɪʒənɪzm| — The quality or state of being a precisian; the practices of a precisian.
precision |prɪˈsɪʒn| — the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
preclude |prɪˈkluːd| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible
preclusion |prɪˈkluːʒən| — the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
preclusive — made impossible
precocious |prɪˈkəʊʃəs| — appearing or developing early
precociousness |prɪˈkəʊʃəsnəs| — intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
precocity |prɪˈkɒsɪtɪ| — intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
precolonial |priːkəˈləʊnɪəl| — Of or pertaining to a historical period before colonisation.
preconceive |ˌprɪkənˈsiːv| — conceive beforehand
preconceived |ˌpriːkənˈsiːvd| — (of an idea or opinion) formed beforehand; especially without evidence or through prejudice
preconception |ˌpriːkənˈsepʃn| — an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
precondition |ˌpriːkənˈdɪʃn| — an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
preconize |ˈpriːkənaɪz| — To proclaim in public; especially (of the Pope) to announce the appointment of a bishop
precontract |ˌpriːkənˈtrækt| — (law) A contract preceding another, especially a contract of marriage which, according to the ancient law, rendered void a subsequent marriage solemnized in violation of it.
precursive — Preceding; introductory; precursory.
precursor |priːˈkɜːrsər| — a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
precursory |ˌpriːˈkɜːsərɪ| — warning of future misfortune
predaceous |prɪˈdeɪʃəs| — hunting and killing other animals for food
predacious |priːˈdeɪʃəs| — hunting and killing other animals for food
predate |prɪˈdeɪt| — be earlier in time; go back further
predation |prɪˈdeɪʃn| — an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
predator |ˈpredətər| — someone who attacks in search of booty
predatory |ˈpredətɔːrɪ| — characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding
predawn |prɪˈdɒn| — Period before the rising of the sun.
predecease |ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs| — die before; die earlier than
predeceased |ˌpriːdɪˈsiːst| — simple past tense and past participle of predecease
predecessor |ˈpredəsesər| — one who precedes you in time (as in holding a position or office)
predefined |ˌpriːdɪˈfaɪnd| — simple past tense and past participle of predefine
predestinate |ˌpriːˈdestɪneɪt| — foreordain by divine will or decree
predestination |ˌpriːdestɪˈneɪʃn| — previous determination as if by destiny or fate
predestine |ˌprɪˈdestən| — decree or determine beforehand
predestined |ˌprɪˈdestənd| — established or prearranged unalterably
predetermination |ˌpriːdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən| — (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
predetermine |ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːrmɪn| — determine beforehand
predetermined |ˌprɪdɪˈtɜːmənd| — set in advance
predial |ˈpriːdiːəl| — Alternative form of praedial.
predicable |ˈpredəkəb(ə)l| — Capable of being predicated or affirmed of something; affirmable; attributable.
predicament |prɪˈdɪkəmənt| — a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
predicant |ˈpredəkənt| — Predicating; affirming; declaring; proclaiming.
predicate |ˈpredɪkət| — (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula
predication |ˌpredɪˈkeɪʃən| — (logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument
predicative |ˈpredɪkeɪtɪv| — of adjectives; relating to or occurring within the predicate of a sentence
predicatory — affirmative; positive
predict |prɪˈdɪkt| — make a prediction about; tell in advance
predictability |prəˌdɪktəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of being predictable
predictable |prɪˈdɪktəbl| — capable of being foretold
predictably |prəˈdɪktəblɪ| — in a predictable manner or to a predictable degree
predicted |prəˈdɪktəd| — That which has been foretold.
prediction |prɪˈdɪkʃn| — the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
predictive |prɪˈdɪktɪv| — of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
predictor |prəˈdɪktər| — someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
predilection |ˌpredlˈekʃn| — a predisposition in favor of something
predispose |ˌpriːdɪˈspəʊz| — make susceptible
predisposition |ˌpriːdɪspəˈzɪʃn| — susceptibility to a pathogen
predominance |prɪˈdɑːmɪnəns| — the state of being predominant over others
predominant |prɪˈdɑːmɪnənt| — most frequent or common
predominantly |prɪˈdɑːmɪnəntlɪ| — much greater in number or influence
predominate |prɪˈdɑːmɪneɪt| — be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
predomination |prəˌdɑməˈneɪʃ(ə)n| — the state of being predominant over others
preeminence |prɪˈemənəns| — high status importance owing to marked superiority
preeminent |prɪˈemənənt| — greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
preempt |ˈpriːˌempt| — a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
preemption |ˌprɪˈempʃən| — the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
preen |priːn| — clean with one's bill
preexist |ˈpriːɪɡˈzɪst| — exist beforehand or prior to a certain point in time
prefab |ˈpriːfæb| — a prefabricated structure
prefabricate |prɪˈfæbrɪˌket| — to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings
prefabricated |prɪˈfæbrɪˌkeɪtɪd| — manufactured in advance, usually to a standard format, and then assembled on site
preface |ˈprefəs| — a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
prefaced |ˈprefəst| — simple past tense and past participle of preface
prefatory |ˈprefətɔːrɪ| — serving as an introduction or preface
prefect |ˈpriːfekt| — a chief officer or chief magistrate
prefecture |ˈpriːfektʃər| — the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
prefer |prɪˈfɜːr| — like better; value more highly
preferable |ˈprefrəbl| — more desirable than another
preferably |ˈprefrəblɪ| — more readily or willingly
preference |ˈprefrəns| — a strong liking
preferential |ˌprefəˈrenʃl| — manifesting partiality
preferentially |ˌprefəˈrentʃəlɪ| — in a preferential manner
preferment |prɪˈfɜːrmənt| — the act of preferring
preferred |prəˈfɜːd| — more desirable than another
prefiguration — an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come
prefigure |ˌpriːˈfɪɡjər| — imagine or consider beforehand
prefix |ˈpriːfɪks| — an affix that is added in front of the word
preform |priːˈfɔːrm| — form into a shape resembling the final, desired one
pregnable |ˈpreɡnəbəl| — vulnerable to attack
pregnancy |ˈpreɡnənsɪ| — the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
pregnant |ˈpreɡnənt| — rich in significance or implication
preheat |ˌpriːˈhiːt| — heat beforehand
preheater — An engineering device that preheats a material prior to some other process.
preheating |ˌpriːˈhiːtɪŋ| — Present participle of preheat.
prehensile |prɪˈhensl| — having a keen intellect
prehension |priːˈhenʃən| — the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
prehistoric |ˌpriːhɪˈstɔːrɪk| — belonging to or existing in times before recorded history
prehistorical |ˌpriːhɪˈstɒrɪkəl| — belonging to or existing in times before recorded history
prehistory |ˌpriːˈhɪstrɪ| — the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
prejudge |ˌpriːˈdʒʌdʒ| — judge beforehand, especially without sufficient evidence
prejudgement |ˌpriːˈdʒʌdʒmənt| — a judgment reached before the evidence is available
prejudgment |prɪˈdʒədʒmənt| — a judgment reached before the evidence is available
prejudice |ˈpredʒʊdɪs| — a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
prejudiced |ˈpredʒədɪst| — emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices
prejudicial |ˌpredʒʊˈdɪʃl| — (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
prelacy |ˈpreləsɪ| — prelates collectively
prelate |ˈprelət| — a senior clergyman and dignitary
prelect |prɪˈlekt| — To discourse publicly; to lecture.
prelection |priːˈlekʃən| — A public lecture or reading, especially delivered at a college or university.
prelector |priːˈlektə| — A reader of lectures or discourses; a lecturer.
prelim |prəˈlɪm| — a minor match preceding the main event
preliminaries |prəˈlɪməˌnerɪz| — plural form of preliminary
preliminary |prɪˈlɪmɪnerɪ| — a minor match preceding the main event
prelude |ˈpreljuːd| — something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
prelusive |prɪˈluːsɪv| — Acting as a prelude; preliminary.
premarital |ˌpriːˈmærɪtl| — relating to events before a marriage
premature |ˌpriːməˈtʃʊr| — too soon or too hasty
prematurely |ˌpriːməˈtʃʊrlɪ| — (of childbirth) before the end of the normal period of gestation
prematureness — the state of being premature
prematurity |ˌpreməˈtjʊərɪtɪ| — the state of being premature
premeditate |prɪˈmedəˌtet| — consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand
premeditated |prɪˈmedɪˌteɪtɪd| — characterized by deliberate purpose and some degree of planning
premeditation |ˌpriːˌmedɪˈteɪʃn| — planning or plotting in advance of acting
premier |prɪˈmɪr| — the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
premiere |prɪˈmɪr| — the first public performance of a play or movie
premise |ˈpremɪs| — a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
premises |ˈpremɪsɪz| — land and the buildings on it
premiss |ˈpremɪs| — a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
premium |ˈpriːmɪəm| — payment for insurance
premonition |ˌpriːməˈnɪʃn| — a feeling of evil to come
premonitory |prəˈmənətərɪ| — warning of future misfortune
prenatal |ˌpriːˈneɪtl| — occurring or existing before birth
prenotion — foreknowledge.
prentice |ˈpren(t)əs| — works for an expert to learn a trade
preoccupancy — the mental state of being preoccupied by something
preoccupation |prɪˌɑːkjʊˈpeɪʃn| — an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
preoccupied |prɪˈɑːkjəˌpaɪd| — deeply absorbed in thought
preoccupy |prɪˈɑːkjʊpaɪ| — engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively
preoperative |priːˈɒp(ə)rətɪv| — happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation
preordain |ˌprɪɔːrˈdeɪn| — foreordain or determine beforehand
preordained |ˌprɪɔːrˈdeɪnd| — simple past tense and past participle of preordain
preordination |ˈpriːˌɔːdɪˈneɪʃən| — (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
prep |prep| — preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
prep-school — (US) A private school intended to prepare its students to get into prestigious universities.
prepackage |prɪˈpækədʒ| — To enclose in packaging prior to being sold
prepackaged |prɪˈpækədʒd| — prepared and wrapped beforehand and ready for sale
prepacked |ˌpriːˈpækt| — prepared and wrapped beforehand and ready for sale
prepaid |ˌpriːˈpeɪd| — used especially of mail; paid in advance
preparation |ˌprepəˈreɪʃn| — the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
preparations |ˌprepəˈreɪʃənz| — plural form of preparation
preparative |priːˈpærʌtɪv| — preceding and preparing for something
preparatory |prɪˈpærətɔːrɪ| — preceding and preparing for something
prepare |prɪˈper| — make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
prepared |prɪˈperd| — having made preparations
preparedness |prɪˈperdnəs| — the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
preparer |prɪˈperər| — One who, or that which, prepares, fits, or makes ready.
prepay |prɪˈpeɪ| — pay for something before receiving it
prepayment |prɪˈpeɪmənt| — payment in advance
prepense |prɪˈpens| — Devised, contrived, or planned beforehand; preconceived, premeditated.
preplan |priːˈplæn| — To plan in advance
preponderance |prɪˈpɑːndərəns| — superiority in power or influence
preponderant |prɪˈpɑːndərənt| — having superior power and influence
preponderate |prɪˈpɒndəreɪt| — weigh more heavily
preposition |ˌprepəˈzɪʃn| — a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
prepositional |ˌprepəˈzɪʃənəl| — of or relating to or formed with a preposition
prepositive |priːˈpɑːzɪtɪv| — Put before; prefixed; as, a prepositive particle.
prepossess |ˌpriːpəˈzes| — possess beforehand
prepossessed |ˌpriːpəˈzest| — Simple past tense and past participle of prepossess.
prepossessing |ˌpriːpəˈzesɪŋ| — creating a favorable impression
prepossession |ˌpriːpəˈzeʃən| — the condition of being prepossessed
preposterous |prɪˈpɑːstərəs| — so unreasonable as to invite derision
prepotency |prɪˈpəʊtnsiː| — the state of being predominant over others
prepotent |priːˈpəʊtənt| — Very powerful; superior in force, influence, or authority; predominant.
preppy |ˈprepɪ| — relating to things (such as clothing) that are typical of students at prep schools
preprandial |ˌpriːˈprændɪəl| — preceding a meal (especially dinner)
preprint |ˈpriːˌprɪnt| — A preliminary form of a scientific paper that has not yet been published in a journal.
preproduction |ˌpriːprəˈdʌkʃən| — All the preliminary arrangements that are made before the start of a project, especially before the filming of a movie.
prepuce |ˈpriːpjuːs| — a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris
prerequisite |ˌpriːˈrekwəzɪt| — something that is required in advance
prerogative |prɪˈrɑːɡətɪv| — a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
presage |ˈpresɪdʒ| — a foreboding about what is about to happen
presageful — Full of presages; ominous.
presbyopia |ˌprezbɪˈəʊpɪə| — a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45
presbyter |ˈprezbədər| — an elder in the Presbyterian Church
presbyteral — Of or pertaining to a presbyter or presbytery; presbyterial.
presbyterate — A presbytery; also, presbytership.
presbyterial — Presbyterian.
Presbyterian |ˌprezbɪˈtɪrərɪən| — a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church
presbytery |ˈprezbɪterɪ| — building reserved for the officiating clergy
preschool |ˈpriːskuːl| — an educational institution for children too young for elementary school
preschooler |ˈpriːˌskuːlər| — a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
prescience |ˈpresɪəns| — the power to foresee the future
prescient |ˈpresɪənt| — perceiving the significance of events before they occur
prescind |prɪˈsɪnd| — To cut off, detach or separate something
prescribe |prɪˈskraɪb| — issue commands or orders for
prescribed |prɪˈskraɪbd| — set down as a rule or guide
prescribing |prɪˈskraɪbɪŋ| — Present participle of prescribe.
prescript |ˈpriːskrɪpt| — prescribed guide for conduct or action
prescription |prɪˈskrɪpʃn| — directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions
prescriptive |prɪˈskrɪptɪv| — pertaining to giving directives or rules
preselect |ˌpriːsɪˈlekt| — To select in advance.
preselection |ˌpriːsɪˈlekʃən| — (politics) The process by which a candidate for public office is selected, usually by a political party
preselector |priːsɪˈlektər| — Any of various radio switching or filtering devices
presence |ˈprezns| — the state of being present; current existence
present |ˈpreznt| — the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
present-day |ˌpreznt ˈdeɪ| — belonging to the present time
presentability — The quality of being presentable; acceptable appearance.
presentable |prɪˈzentəbl| — fit to be seen
presentation |ˌpriːzenˈteɪʃn| — the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
presentative |prəˈzen(t)ədɪv| — Capable of being directly known by, or presented to, the mind; intuitive; directly apprehensible, as objects; capable of apprehending, as faculties.
presented |prɪˈzentəd| — (mathematics, of a group) Having a specified presentation, or a presentation with specified properties.
presentee |prezənˈtiː| — A person who is presented, or to whom an award is given
presenter |prɪˈzentər| — someone who presents a message of some sort (as a petition or an address or a check or a memorial etc.)
presentiment |prɪˈzentɪmənt| — a feeling of evil to come
presenting |prəˈzentɪŋ| — Present participle of present.
presentive — Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination.
presently |ˈprezntlɪ| — in the near future
presentment |prɪˈzentmənt| — an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
preservation |ˌprezərˈveɪʃn| — the activity of protecting something from loss or danger
preservative |prɪˈzɜːrvətɪv| — a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
preserve |prɪˈzɜːrv| — a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
preserved |prəˈzɜːvd| — prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use
preserves |prəˈzɜːvz| — fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
preserving |prəˈzɜːvɪŋ| — Present participle of preserve.
preset |ˌpriːˈset| — set in advance
preside |prɪˈzaɪd| — act as president
presidency |ˈprezɪdənsɪ| — the tenure of a president
president |ˈprezɪdənt| — an executive officer of a firm or corporation
president-elect |ɪˈlekt| — A person who has been elected to a presidency but has not yet been inducted into office.
presidential |ˌprezəˈdentʃəl| — relating to a president or presidency
presidentship |ˈprezɪdəntʃɪp| — the office and function of president
presidio |prəˈsɪdɪˌəʊ| — a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings
presidium |prɪˈsɪdɪəm| — a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session
press |pres| — the state of demanding notice or attention
press down |ˈpres ˈdaʊn| — press down
press on |ˈpres ɑːn| — continue moving forward
press out |ˈpres ˈaʊt| — extinguish by crushing
press-box |ˈpres bɑːks| — (sports) The section in a stadium or arena set aside for the press, or specifically for sportscasters.
press-conference |ˈpresˌkɒnfərəns| — A question and answer session with members of television, print and other media.
press-gang |ˈpres ɡæŋ| — A body of men employed to force others into military or naval service.
press-release |ˈpresrɪˈliːs| — An official written statement that is sent to the media so that it can be publicized.
press-up |ˈpres ˌəp| — an arm exercise performed lying face to the floor and pushing the body up and down with the arms
pressed |ˈprest| — compacted by ironing
presser |ˈpresər| — (media, slang) A press release
pressing |ˈpresɪŋ| — the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
pressman |ˈpresmæn| — someone whose occupation is printing
pressmark |ˈpresmɑːrk| — a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location
pressroom |ˈpresˌruːm| — (US, politics) The room in a public building where press conferences are given
pressure |ˈpreʃər| — the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
pressure-cooker |ˈpreʃə kʊkər| — (cooking) A sealed cooking vessel that allows cooking in greater than atmospheric pressure and at a temperature above the boiling point of water.
pressure-gauge |ˈpreʃə ɡeɪdʒ| — An apparatus used to measure air pressure in a tyre.
pressurization |ˌpreʃərəˈzeɪʃən| — The act or process of increasing pressure within a volume of space.
pressurize |ˈpreʃəraɪz| — increase the pressure on a gas or liquid
pressurized |ˈpreʃəˌraɪzd| — Under pressure.
presswork |ˈpreswərk| — The operation of a printing press
prestidigitation |ˌprestɪˌdɪdʒɪˈteɪʃən| — manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
prestidigitator |ˌprestɪˈdɪdʒɪteɪtər| — someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
prestige |preˈstiːʒ| — a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.
prestigious |preˈstɪdʒəs| — having an illustrious reputation; respected
presto |ˈprestəʊ| — suddenly
presumable |prɪˈzjuːməbəl| — capable of being inferred on slight grounds
presumably |prɪˈzuːməblɪ| — by reasonable assumption
presume |prɪˈzuːm| — take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
presumed |prəˈzuːmd| — simple past tense and past participle of presume
presumedly |prɪˈzuːmɪdliː| — In a way that is presumed; expectedly.
presuming |prəˈzuːmɪŋ| — Present participle of presume.
presumption |prɪˈzʌmpʃn| — an assumption that is taken for granted
presumptive |prɪˈzʌmptɪv| — having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
presumptuous |prɪˈzʌmptʃʊəs| — excessively forward
presumptuously |prɪˈzʌmptʃʊəslɪ| — in a presumptuous manner
presumptuousness — audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
presuppose |ˌpriːsəˈpəʊz| — take for granted or as a given; suppose beforehand
presupposition |ˌpriːsʌpəˈzɪʃn| — the act of presupposing; a supposition made prior to having knowledge (as for the purpose of argument)
pretence |ˈpriːtens| — a false or unsupportable quality
pretend |prɪˈtend| — the enactment of a pretense
pretended |prəˈtendəd| — adopted in order to deceive
pretender |prɪˈtendər| — a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)
pretending |prɪˈtendɪŋ| — the act of giving a false appearance
pretense |prɪˈtens| — the act of giving a false appearance
pretension |prɪˈtenʃn| — a false or unsupportable quality
pretentious |prɪˈtenʃəs| — (of a display) tawdry or vulgar
pretentiousness |prɪˈtenʃəsnəs| — lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
preterhuman |ˌpriːtərˈhjuːmən| — More than human.
preterit |ˈpretərɪt| — a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense
preterite |ˈpredərət| — a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense
preterition |ˌpriːtəˈrɪʃ(ə)n| — suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
preterm |ˌpriːˈtɜːrm| — Of a premature birth or baby.
pretermission |priːtərˈmɪʃən| — letting pass without notice
pretermit |ˌpriːtərˈmɪt| — disregard intentionally or let pass
preternatural |ˌpriːtərˈnætʃrəl| — surpassing the ordinary or normal
pretest |ˈpriːtest| — A preliminary test, given in advance of instruction or evaluation.
pretext |ˈpriːtekst| — something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
pretor |ˈpriːtər| — an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
pretorian — characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
pretrial |ˌprɪˈtrɑɪəl| — (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases
prettify |ˈprɪtɪfaɪ| — make more beautiful
prettily |ˈprɪtəlɪ| — in a pretty manner
prettiness |ˈprɪtɪnəs| — the quality of being appealing in a delicate or graceful way (of a girl or young woman)
pretty |ˈprɪtɪ| — to certain extent or degree
pretty-pretty |ˈprɪtɪ prɪtɪ| — ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty
prevail |prɪˈveɪl| — be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
prevailing |prɪˈveɪlɪŋ| — most frequent or common
prevalence |ˈprevələns| — the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread
prevalent |ˈprevələnt| — most frequent or common
prevaricate |prɪˈværɪkeɪt| — be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
prevarication |prɪˌværɪˈkeɪʃən| — a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
prevaricator |prɪˈværʌˌkeɪtər| — a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
prevenance |pɑːeɪvˈnɑːŋs| — A going before; anticipation in sequence or order.
prevent |prɪˈvent| — keep from happening or arising; make impossible
preventable |prɪˈventəbəl| — capable of being prevented
preventative |prəˈven(t)ədɪv| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
preventer |ˌprəˈven(t)ər| — One who, or that which, prevents.
prevention |prɪˈvenʃn| — the act of preventing
preventive |prɪˈventɪv| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
preview |ˈpriːvjuː| — an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
previous |ˈpriːvɪəs| — just preceding something else in time or order
previously |ˈpriːvɪəslɪ| — at an earlier time or formerly
previse |prɪˈvaɪz| — warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning
prevision |ˌpriːˈvɪʒən| — a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
prewar |ˌprɪˈwɔːr| — existing or belonging to a time before a war
prexy |ˈpreksɪ| — the head administrative officer of a college or university
prey |preɪ| — a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
preying |ˈpreɪɪŋ| — Present participle of prey.
priapism |ˈpraɪəpɪzəm| — condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal
price |praɪs| — the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
price-list |ˈpraɪslɪst| — (business) A list of items for sale with their prices.
priced |ˈpraɪst| — simple past tense and past participle of price
priceless |ˈpraɪsləs| — having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
pricey |ˈpraɪsɪ| — having a high price
pricing |ˈpraɪsɪŋ| — the evaluation of something in terms of its price
prick |prɪk| — insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
pricker |ˈprɪkər| — a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
pricket |ˈprɪkɪt| — a sharp metal spike to hold a candle
pricking |ˈprɪkɪŋ| — the act of puncturing with a small point
prickle |ˈprɪkl| — a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
prickling |ˈprɪkəlɪŋ| — a somatic sensation as from many tiny stings
prickly |ˈprɪklɪ| — very irritable
pride |praɪd| — a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
prideful — having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
prie-dieu |ˈpriː djɜː| — low bench for kneeling on
priest |priːst| — a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
priest-ridden |ˈpriːst rɪdən| — dominated or plagued by priests.
priestcraft |ˈpriːstkræft| — a derogatory reference to priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs
priestess |ˈpriːstəs| — a woman priest
priesthood |ˈpriːsthʊd| — the body of ordained religious practitioners
priestling |ˈpriːstlɪŋ| — (derogatory) A petty, insignificant priest.
priestly |ˈpriːstlɪ| — associated with the priesthood or priests
prig |prɪɡ| — a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
priggish |ˈprɪɡɪʃ| — exaggeratedly proper
priggishness |ˈprɪɡɪʃnəs| — exaggerated and arrogant properness
prill |prɪl| — to flow, spurt
prim |prɪm| — assume a prim appearance
prima |ˈpriːmə| — used primarily as eating apples
primacy |ˈpraɪməsɪ| — the state of being first in importance
primadonna — Alternative spelling of prima donna.
primaeval |praɪˈmiːvəl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
primage |ˈpraɪmɪdʒ| — (archaic) A payment made for loading or unloading a ship, or for care of goods during transit by ship.
primal |ˈpraɪml| — serving as an essential component
primarily |praɪˈmerəlɪ| — for the most part
primary |ˈpraɪmerɪ| — a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
primate |ˈpraɪmeɪt| — a senior clergyman and dignitary
primates |ˈpraɪˌmets| — an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
prime |praɪm| — a natural number that has exactly two distinct natural number divisors: 1 and itself
prime-time |ˈpraɪmˌtaɪm| — (television, radio) The block of programming on television during the middle of the evening, usually between 19:00 and 23:00
primely |ˈpraɪmlɪ| — Primarily.
primer |ˈpraɪmər| — an introductory textbook
primeval |praɪˈmiːvl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
priming |ˈpraɪmɪŋ| — the act of making something ready
primitive |ˈprɪmətɪv| — a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
primitivism |ˈprɪmɪtɪvɪzəm| — a wild or unrefined state
primly |ˈprɪmlɪ| — in a prissy manner
primness |ˈprɪmnəs| — excessive or affected modesty
primogenitor |praɪməˈdʒenɪtər| — an ancestor in the direct line
primogeniture |ˌpraɪməʊˈdʒenɪtʃər| — right of inheritance belongs exclusively to the eldest son
primordial |praɪˈmɔːrdɪəl| — having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
primp |prɪmp| — dress or groom with elaborate care
primrose |ˈprɪmrəʊz| — any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
primula |ˈprɪmjələ| — any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
primus |ˈpraɪməs| — the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of Scotland
prince |prɪns| — a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
princedom |ˈprɪnsdəm| — the dignity or rank or position of a prince
princeling |ˈprɪnslɪŋ| — a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality
princely |ˈprɪnslɪ| — ostentatiously rich and superior in quality
princess |ˌprɪnˈses| — a female member of a royal family other than the queen (especially the daughter of a sovereign)
principal |ˈprɪnsəpl| — the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
principality |ˌprɪnsɪˈpælətɪ| — territory ruled by a prince
principally |ˈprɪnsəplɪ| — for the most part
principalship — the post of principal
principle |ˈprɪnsəpl| — a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
principled |ˈprɪnsəpld| — based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
prink |prɪŋk| — dress very carefully and in a finicky manner
print |prɪnt| — the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
printable |ˈprɪntəbl| — fit for publication because free of material that is morally or legally objectionable
printed |ˈprɪntəd| — Pertaining to something written or published.
printer |ˈprɪntər| — someone whose occupation is printing
printery |ˈprɪnt(ə)rɪ| — A printing works
printing |ˈprɪntɪŋ| — text handwritten in the style of printed matter
printing-house |ˈprɪntɪŋhaʊs| — A commercial company dealing in printing.
printing-press |ˈprɪntɪŋ pres| — A mechanical device used for printing text or images repeatedly.
printout |ˈprɪntaʊt| — the output of a computer in printed form
prints |ˈprɪnts| — plural form of print
printshop — A shop where one can buy prints; a printseller's.
printworks |ˈprɪntwɜːrks| — A printing company, or the printing section of a publisher
prion |ˈpriːɑːn| — (microbiology) an infectious protein particle similar to a virus but lacking nucleic acid; thought to be the agent responsible for scrapie and other degenerative diseases of the nervous system
prior |ˈpraɪər| — the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
priorate — The dignity, office, or government of a prior.
prioress |ˈpraɪərɪs| — the superior of a group of nuns
prioritize |praɪˈɔːrətaɪz| — assign a priority to
priority |praɪˈɔːrətɪ| — status established in order of importance or urgency
priory |ˈpraɪərɪ| — religious residence in a monastery governed by a prior or a convent governed by a prioress
prise |praɪz| — to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
prism |ˈprɪzəm| — a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms
prismatic |prɪzˈmætɪk| — exhibiting spectral colors formed by refraction of light through a prism
prismatical — Alternative form of prismatic.
prison |ˈprɪzn| — a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
prison-breaking |ˈprɪzn breɪkɪŋ| — an escape from jail
prison-guard — (law enforcement) An armed person working to provide order, security, discipline, punishment, and prevent escapes of prisoners in a jail that answers to a warden
prisoned |ˈprɪzənd| — simple past tense and past participle of prison
prisoner |ˈprɪznər| — a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
pristine |ˈprɪstiːn| — completely free from dirt or contamination
prithee |ˈprɪðiː| — (archaic) Short for "I pray thee", i.e. Please.
privacy |ˈpraɪvəsɪ| — the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
private |ˈpraɪvət| — an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
private-sector — (business) All organizations in an economy or jurisdiction that are not controlled by government, including privately owned businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
privateer |ˌpraɪvəˈtɪr| — an officer or crew member of a privateer
privateering |ˌpraɪvəˈtɪərɪŋ| — Present participle of privateer.
privately |ˈpraɪvətlɪ| — kept private or confined to those intimately concerned
privates |ˈpraɪvəts| — external sex organ
privation |praɪˈveɪʃn| — a state of extreme poverty
privative |ˈprɪvədɪv| — Causing privation; depriving.
privatization |ˈpraɪvətəˈzeɪʃən| — changing something from state to private ownership or control
privatize |ˈpraɪvətaɪz| — change from governmental to private control or ownership
privatized |ˈpraɪvəˌtaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of privatize
privet |ˈprɪvɪt| — any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges
privilege |ˈprɪvəlɪdʒ| — a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
privileged |ˈprɪvəlɪdʒd| — not subject to usual rules or penalties
privily |ˈprɪvɪlɪ| — confidentially or in secret
privity |ˈprɪvɪtiː| — (now rare, archaic) Privacy, secrecy.
privy |ˈprɪvɪ| — a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
prize |praɪz| — something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
prize-winning — Alternative spelling of prizewinning.
prized |ˈpraɪzd| — Highly valued, cherished.
prizefight |ˈpraɪzfaɪt| — a boxing match between professional boxers for a cash prize
prizefighter |ˈpraɪzˌfaɪtər| — a professional boxer
prizefighting — (sports) Professional boxing, in which two fighters compete for a prize.
prizeman |ˈpraɪzmən| — The (male) winner of a prize
prizewinner |ˈpraɪzwɪnər| — A person or thing that has won a prize.
prizewinning |ˈpraɪzˌwɪnɪŋ| — holding first place in a contest
pro |prəʊ| — an athlete who plays for pay
pro-life |prəʊˈlaɪf| — advocating full legal protection of embryos and fetuses (especially opposing the legalization of induced abortions)
proa |ˈprəʊə| — (nautical) A sailing vessel found in the waters of Micronesia and Indonesia; it has a single, large outrigger and a triangular sail.
proactive |ˌprəʊˈæktɪv| — (of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens
probabilistic |ˌprɑːbəbɪˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to the Roman Catholic philosophy of probabilism
probability |ˌprɑːbəˈbɪlətɪ| — a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
probable |ˈprɑːbəbl| — an applicant likely to be chosen
probably |ˈprɑːbəblɪ| — with considerable certainty; without much doubt
probate |ˈprəʊbeɪt| — a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
probation |prəʊˈbeɪʃn| — a trial period during which your character and abilities are tested to see whether you are suitable for work or for membership
probationary |prəˈbeɪʃən(ə)rɪ| — under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
probationer |prəʊˈbeɪʃnər| — a nurse in training who is undergoing a trial period
probative |prəʊˈbeɪtɪv| — tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
probatory — tending to prove a particular proposition or to persuade you of the truth of an allegation
probe |prəʊb| — an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
probing |ˈprəʊbɪŋ| — diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
probity |ˈprəʊbətɪ| — complete and confirmed integrity; having strong moral principles
problem |ˈprɑːbləm| — a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
problematic |ˌprɑːbləˈmætɪk| — open to doubt or debate
problematical |ˌprɑːbləˈmætɪkəl| — open to doubt or debate
problematically |ˌprɒbləˈmætɪkəlɪ| — in such a way as to pose a problem
problematist — One who proposes problems.
proboscidean |ˌprɒbəˈsɪdɪən| — massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk
proboscidian |ˌprəʊbəˈsɪdɪən| — massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk
proboscis |prəˈbɑːsɪs| — the human nose (especially when it is large)
procedural |prəˈsiːdʒərəl| — of or relating to procedure
procedure |prəˈsiːdʒər| — a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
proceed |prəʊˈsiːd| — continue talking
proceeding |prəˈsiːdɪŋ| — (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
proceedings |prəˈsiːdɪŋz| — (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
proceeds |ˈprəʊsiːdz| — the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
process |ˈprɑːses| — a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
process-server |ˈprəʊsɪs sɜːvər| — someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant
processed |ˈprɑsest| — subjected to a special process or treatment
processing |ˈprəʊsesɪŋ| — preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
procession |prəˈseʃn| — (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
processional |prəˈseʃənl| — religious music used in a procession
processor |ˈprɑːsesər| — a business engaged in processing agricultural products and preparing them for market
proclaim |prəˈkleɪm| — declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
proclamation |ˌprɑːkləˈmeɪʃn| — a formal public statement
proclitic |ˌprəʊˈklɪtɪk| — (linguistics) A clitic which phonetically joins with the following word. In English, the dialectal form t' is an example. In Arabic, conjunctions and prepositions that have only one letter, such as Ùˆ (wa-), always attach as a prefix to the following wo
proclivity |prəˈklɪvətɪ| — a natural inclination
proconsul |ˌprəʊˈkɒnsəl| — an official in a modern colony who has considerable administrative power
proconsular |ˌprəʊˈkɒnsjʊlər| — of or relating to or typical of a proconsul
proconsulate |prəʊˈkɒnsjʊlət| — the position of proconsul
procrastinate |prəʊˈkræstɪneɪt| — postpone doing what one should be doing
procrastinated |prəʊˈkræstɪneɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of procrastinate
procrastination |prəʊˌkræstɪˈneɪʃn| — the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
procreant — That procreates
procreate |ˈprəʊkrɪeɪt| — have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
procreation |ˌprəʊkrɪˈeɪʃən| — the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
procreative — producing new life or offspring
procreator — One who procreates; a father or mother.
proctor |ˈprɑːktər| — someone who supervises (an examination)
proctorial |prɒkˈtɔːrɪəl| — Of or pertaining to a proctor or to the office of proctorship.
proctorship |ˈprɒktəʃɪp| — the position of proctor
proctoscope |ˈprɑːktəˌskəʊp| — an endoscope for examining the rectum
procumbent |prəʊˈkʌmbənt| — having stems that trail along the ground without putting down roots
procurable |prəˈkjʊərəbəl| — capable of being obtained
procurance — the act of getting possession of something
procuration |ˌprɑːkjʊˈreɪʃən| — The act of procuring; procurement.
procurator |ˈprɒkjʊreɪtər| — a person authorized to act for another
procuratory — Tending to, or authorizing, procuration.
procure |prəˈkjʊr| — get by special effort
procurement |prəˈkjʊrmənt| — the act of getting possession of something
procurer |prəˈkjʊərə| — someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
procuress |ˈprɒkjʊrɪs| — a woman pimp
procuring |prɒˈkjʊrɪŋ| — Present participle of procure.
prod |prɑːd| — a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
prodigal |ˈprɑːdɪɡl| — a recklessly extravagant consumer
prodigality |ˌprɒdɪˈɡælɪtɪ| — the trait of spending extravagantly
prodigally |ˈprɒdɪɡəlɪ| — to a wasteful manner or to a wasteful degree
prodigious |prəˈdɪdʒəs| — so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
prodigy |ˈprɑːdədʒɪ| — an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
prodrome |ˈprəʊdrəʊm| — an early symptom that a disease is developing or that an attack is about to occur
produce |prəˈduːs| — fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
produced |prəˈduːst| — simple past tense and past participle of produce
producer |prəˈduːsər| — someone who manufactures something
producible |prəˈdjuːsɪbəl| — Able to be produced
producing |prəˈduːsɪŋ| — Present participle of produce.
product |ˈprɑːdʌkt| — commodities offered for sale
production |prəˈdʌkʃn| — the act or process of producing something
productive |prəˈdʌktɪv| — yielding positive results
productively |prəˈdəktɪvlɪ| — in a productive way
productiveness — the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
productivity |ˌprɑːdʌkˈtɪvətɪ| — the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
proem |ˈprəʊem| — An introduction, preface or preamble.
prof |prɑːf| — someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
profanation |ˌprɒfəˈneɪʃən| — blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
profane |prəˈfeɪn| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
profanity |prəˈfænətɪ| — vulgar or irreverent speech or action
profess |prəˈfes| — practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
professed |prəˈfest| — professing to be qualified
professedly |prəˈfestlɪ| — with pretense or intention to deceive
profession |prəˈfeʃn| — the body of people in a learned occupation
professional |prəˈfeʃənl| — a person engaged in one of the learned professions
professionalism |prəˈfeʃənəlɪzəm| — the expertness characteristic of a professional person
professionalization — the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
professionalize |prəˈfeʃənəlaɪz| — become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
professionally |prəˈfeʃənəlɪ| — in a professional manner
professor |prəˈfesər| — someone who is a member of the faculty at a college or university
professorate |prəˈfesərɪt| — professorship
professorial |ˌprɒfəˈsɔːrɪəl| — relating to or characteristic of professors
professoriate |ˌprəʊfɪˈsɔːriːɪt| — The office of a professor; professorship
professorship |prəˈfesərˌʃɪp| — the position of professor
proffer |ˈprɑːfər| — a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
proficiency |prəˈfɪʃnsɪ| — the quality of having great facility and competence
proficient |prəˈfɪʃnt| — having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
profile |ˈprəʊfaɪl| — an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics
profiled |ˈprəʊfaɪld| — simple past tense and past participle of profile
profiling |ˈprəʊfaɪlɪŋ| — recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people
profit |ˈprɑːfɪt| — the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
profit-sharing |ˈprɒfɪt ʃeərɪŋ| — A system in which some of the profit of an enterprise are divided among the workers, giving them an incentive for profits without an equity interest.
profitability |ˌprɑːfətəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
profitable |ˈprɑːfɪtəbl| — yielding material gain or profit
profitableness — the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
profitably |ˈprɑːfətəblɪ| — in a productive way
profiteer |ˌprɑːfəˈtɪr| — someone who makes excessive profit (especially on goods in short supply)
profiteering |ˌprɑːfəˈtɪrɪŋ| — Present participle of profiteer.
profitless |ˈprɑːfɪtləs| — without profit or reward
profligacy |ˈprɒflɪˌɡæsɪ| — the trait of spending extravagantly
profligate |ˈprɑːflɪɡət| — a dissolute man in fashionable society
profluvium — A copious discharge of fluid (especially of a bodily fluid)
profound |prəˈfaʊnd| — of the greatest intensity; complete
profoundly |prəˈfaʊndlɪ| — to a great depth psychologically or emotionally
profoundness |prəˈfaʊndnɪs| — extremeness of degree
profundity |prəˈfʌndətɪ| — wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
profuse |prəˈfjuːs| — produced or growing in extreme abundance
profusely |prəˈfjuːslɪ| — in an abundant manner
profusion |prəˈfjuːʒn| — the property of being extremely abundant
prog |prɑːɡ| — Abbreviation of progressive.
progenitive |prəʊˈdʒenɪtɪv| — Being able to produce offspring, reproductive
progenitor |prəʊˈdʒenɪtər| — an ancestor in the direct line
progenitress |prəʊˈdʒenɪtrɪs| — a female progenitor
progeny |ˈprɑːdʒənɪ| — the immediate descendants of a person
progesterone |prəˈdʒestərəʊn| — a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
prognathic — having a projecting lower jaw
prognathous |prɑːɡˈnəʊs| — having a projecting lower jaw
prognoses |prɒɡˈnəʊsiːz| — plural form of prognosis
prognosis |prɑːɡˈnəʊsɪs| — a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
prognostic |prɑːɡˈnɑːstɪk| — a sign of something about to happen
prognosticate |ˌprɑːɡˈnɑːstəˌket| — make a prediction about; tell in advance
prognosticated |ˌprɑːɡˈnɑːstəˌketəd| — simple past tense and past participle of prognosticate
prognostication |prɑːɡˌnɑːstɪˈkeɪʃn| — a sign of something about to happen
program |ˈprəʊɡræm| — a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
program-music |ˈprəʊɡræmˌmjuːzɪk| — (music) A form of art music that attempts to convey a scene, image, or mood.
programmable |ˈprəʊɡræməbəl| — Capable of being programmed.
programmatic |ˌprəʊɡrəˈmætɪk| — of, or relating to a step-by-step program, especially a computer program
programme |ˈprəʊɡræm| — an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
programmed |ˈprəʊɡræmd| — Simple past tense and past participle of program.
programmer |ˈprəʊɡræmər| — a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs
programming |ˈprəʊɡræmɪŋ| — setting an order and time for planned events
progress |ˈprɑːɡres| — gradual improvement or growth or development
progressing |prəˈɡresɪŋ| — Present participle of progress.
progression |prəˈɡreʃn| — a series with a definite pattern of advance
progressionist |prəˈɡreʃənɪst| — An advocate of social progress, ideally towards perfection
progressist |ˈprɑːɡresɪst| — One who makes or supports progress; a progressionist.
progressive |prəˈɡresɪv| — a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
progressively |praˈɡresɪvlɪ| — advancing in amount or intensity
progressivism — the political orientation of those who favor progress toward better conditions in government and society
progressivist — An advocate of progressivism.
prohibit |prəˈhɪbɪt| — command against
prohibited |prəˈhɪbɪtɪd| — excluded from use or mention
prohibiting |prəˈhɪbɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of prohibit.
prohibition |ˌprəʊəˈbɪʃn| — a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
prohibitionist |ˌprəʊɪˈbɪʃənɪst| — a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
prohibitive |prəˈhɪbətɪv| — tending to discourage (especially of prices)
prohibitively |prəˈhɪbətɪvlɪ| — to a prohibitive degree
prohibitory |prəˈhɪbɪtərɪ| — tending to discourage (especially of prices)
project |ˈprɑːdʒekt| — any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
projected |prəˈdʒektɪd| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
projectile |prəˈdʒektl| — a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
projecting |prəˈdʒektɪŋ| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
projection |prəˈdʒekʃn| — a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
projectionist |prəˈdʒekʃənɪst| — the person who operates the projector in a movie house
projective |prəˈjektɪv| — projecting outward
projector |prəˈdʒektər| — an optical device for projecting a beam of light
prolapse |ˈprəʊlæps| — the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
prolapsus |ˈprəʊlæpsəs| — the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
prolate |ˈprəʊleɪt| — rounded like an egg
prole |prəʊl| — a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
prolegomena |ˌprəʊleˈɡɒmɪnə| — plural form of prolegomenon An introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form.
prolegomenon |ˌprəʊlɪˈɡɒmɪnən| — a preliminary discussion inserted at the beginning of a book or treatise
proletarian |ˌprəʊləˈterɪən| — a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
proletarianization |ˌprəʊlɪteərɪənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — The act or process of making something proletarian.
proletariat |ˌprəʊlɪˈteərɪət| — a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
proletariate |ˌprəʊlɪˈteərɪət| — Alternative spelling of proletariat.
proletary |ˈprəʊlɪˌteriː| — A proletarian.
proliferate |prəˈlɪfəreɪt| — grow rapidly
proliferating |prəˈlɪfəreɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of proliferate.
proliferation |prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃn| — growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
proliferous |prəˈlɪfərəs| — producing many offspring; prolific or proliferative
prolific |prəˈlɪfɪk| — intellectually productive
prolificacy |prəʊˈlɪfɪkəsɪ| — the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
prolix |ˈprəʊlɪks| — tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
prolixity |prəʊˈlɪksɪtɪ| — boring verbosity
prolocutor |prəʊˈlɑːkjətər| — A spokesman (person who speaks on behalf of others)
prolog |prɒˈlɑːɡ| — a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing
prologize |ˈprəʊlɔːˌɡaɪz| — write or speak a prologue
prologue |ˈprəʊlɔːɡ| — an introduction to a play
prologuize — write or speak a prologue
prolong |prəˈlɔːŋ| — lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
prolongate — To prolong or lengthen
prolongation |ˌprəʊlɒŋˈɡeɪʃən| — the act of prolonging something
prolonged |prəˈlɔːŋd| — relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
prolusion |prəˈljuːʒən| — a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
prom |prɑːm| — a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
promenade |ˌprɑːməˈneɪd| — a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
Prometheus |prəˈmiːθɪəs| — (Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind; Zeus punished him by chaining him to a rock where an eagle gnawed at his liver until Hercules rescued him
prominence |ˈprɑːmɪnəns| — the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
prominency |ˈprɒmɪnənsɪ| — Prominence.
prominent |ˈprɑːmɪnənt| — having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
prominently |ˈprɑːmənəntlɪ| — in a prominent way
promiscuity |ˌprɑːməsˈkjuːətɪ| — indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
promiscuous |prəˈmɪskjʊəs| — not selective of a single class or person
promiscuousness — indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
promise |ˈprɑːmɪs| — a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
promised |ˈprɑːməst| — simple past tense and past participle of promise
promisee |prɑːmɪˈsiː| — a person to whom a promise is made
promiser — a person who makes a promise
promising |ˈprɑːmɪsɪŋ| — showing possibility of achievement or excellence
promisor |ˈprɒmɪsə| — a person who makes a promise
promissory |ˈprɑːməˌsɔːrɪ| — relating to or having the character of a promise
promo |ˈprəʊməʊ| — a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
promontory |ˈprɑːməntɔːrɪ| — a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
promote |prəˈməʊt| — contribute to the progress or growth of
promoted |prəˈməʊtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of promote
promoter |prəˈməʊtər| — someone who is an active supporter and advocate
promotion |prəˈməʊʃn| — a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
promotional |prəˈməʊʃənl| — of or relating to serving as publicity
promotive — tending to further or encourage
prompt |prɑːmpt| — a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
prompter |ˈprɑːmptər| — someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
prompting |ˈprɑːmptɪŋ| — persuasion formulated as a suggestion
promptitude |ˈprɒmptɪtjuːd| — the characteristic of doing things without delay
promptly |ˈprɑːmptlɪ| — with little or no delay
promptness |ˈprɒmptnəs| — the characteristic of doing things without delay
promulgate |ˈprɑːmlɡeɪt| — state or announce
promulgation |ˌprɒməlˈɡeɪʃən| — a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
pronate |ˈprəʊneɪt| — turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards
prone |prəʊn| — having a tendency (to); often used in combination
proneness |ˈprəʊnnəs| — being disposed to do something
prong |prɔːŋ| — a pointed projection
pronged |ˈprɒŋd| — having prongs or tines; usually used in combination
pronominal |prəʊˈnɑːmɪnl| — a phrase that functions as a pronoun
pronoun |ˈprəʊnaʊn| — a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
pronounce |prəˈnaʊns| — speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
pronounceable |prəˈnaʊnsəbəl| — capable of being uttered or pronounced
pronounced |prəˈnaʊnst| — strongly marked; easily noticeable
pronouncedly |prəˈnaʊnstlɪ| — In a pronounced manner; markedly, distinctively. [from 18th c.]
pronouncement |prəˈnaʊnsmənt| — an authoritative declaration
pronouncing |prəˈnaʊnsɪŋ| — Present participle of pronounce.
pronto |ˈprɑːntəʊ| — in a punctual manner
pronunciamento |prəˌnʌnsɪəˈmentəʊ| — a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
pronunciation |prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃn| — the manner in which someone utters a word
proof |pruːf| — any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
proof-read |ˈpruːˌfrɪd| — Alternative spelling of proofread.
proof-reader |ˈpruːfriːdər| — Alternative spelling of proofreader.
proof-reading |ˈpruːˌfrɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of proof-read.
proofread |ˈpruːfriːd| — read for errors
proofreader |ˈpruːfriːdər| — someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections
proofreading |ˈpruːˌfrɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of proofread.
prop |prɑːp| — a support placed beneath or against something to keep it from shaking or falling
propaedeutic |ˌprəʊpɪˈduːtɪk| — a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
propaedeutical |ˌprəʊpiːˈdjuːtɪkəl| — Alternative form of propaedeutic.
propaedeutics |ˌprəʊpiːˈdjuːtɪks| — a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
propaganda |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændə| — information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
propagandist |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændɪst| — a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government
propagandistic |ˌprɑːpəɡənˈdɪstɪk| — of or relating to or characterized by propaganda
propagandize |ˌprɑːpəˈɡændaɪz| — subject to propaganda
propagate |ˈprɑːpəɡeɪt| — transmit from one generation to the next
propagation |ˌprɑːpəˈɡeɪʃən| — the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
propagator |ˈprɑːpəɡeɪtər| — someone who propagates plants (as under glass)
propane |ˈprəʊpeɪn| — colorless gas found in natural gas and petroleum; used as a fuel
propel |prəˈpel| — cause to move forward with force
propellant |prəˈpelənt| — any substance that propels
propellent |prəˈpelənt| — any substance that propels
propeller |prəˈpelər| — a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
propelling |prəˈpelɪŋ| — tending to or capable of propelling
propensity |prəˈpensətɪ| — an inclination to do something
proper |ˈprɑːpər| — having all the qualities typical of the thing specified
properly |ˈprɑːpərlɪ| — in the right manner; correctly; suitably
propertied |ˈprɑːpərtɪd| — owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue
properties |ˈprɑːpərtɪz| — plural form of property
property |ˈprɑːpərtɪ| — something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone
property-owning |ˈprɒpətɪˈəʊnɪŋ| — owning land or securities as a principal source of revenue
prophecy |ˈprɑːfəsɪ| — knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
prophesy |ˈprɑːfəsaɪ| — predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
prophesying |ˈprɒfɪsaɪɪŋ| — Present participle of prophesy.
prophet |ˈprɑːfɪt| — an authoritative person who divines the future
prophetess |ˈprɑːfətes| — a woman prophet
prophetic |prəˈfetɪk| — foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
prophetical |prəˈfetɪkəl| — foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
prophetically |prəˈfetɪkəlɪ| — in a prophetic manner
prophylactic |ˌprəʊfəˈlæktɪk| — remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
prophylaxis |ˌprɑːfɪˈlæksɪs| — the prevention of disease
propinquity |prəˈpɪŋkwətɪ| — the property of being close together
propitiate |prəˈpɪʃɪeɪt| — make peace with
propitiation |prəˌpɪʃɪˈeɪʃən| — the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
propitiator |prəˈpɪʃɪeɪtə| — One who propitiates or appeases.
propitiatory |prəˈpɪʃɪətərɪ| — intended to reconcile or appease
propitious |prəˈpɪʃəs| — presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
propitiousness — the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
propolis |ˈprɑːpəlɪs| — An aromatic glue-like substance produced by honeybees from tree resin, waxes, and their own secretions, used in the construction of their hives.
propone |prəˈpəʊn| — (Scotland) to propose or put forward for discussion or consideration
proponent |prəˈpəʊnənt| — a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
proportion |prəˈpɔːrʃn| — the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
proportionable |prəˈpɔːrʃnəbəl| — proportionate
proportional |prəˈpɔːrʃənl| — one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
proportionality |prəˌpɔːrʃəˈnælətɪ| — a ratio of two quantities that is constant
proportionally |prəˈpɔːrʃənəlɪ| — to a proportionate degree
proportionate |prəˈpɔːrʃənət| — agreeing in amount, magnitude, or degree
proportionately |prəˈpɔːrʃənətlɪ| — to a proportionate degree
proportions |prəˈpɔːrʃənz| — plural form of proportion
proposal |prəˈpəʊzl| — something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
propose |prəˈpəʊz| — make a proposal, declare a plan for something
proposed |prəˈpəʊzd| — simple past tense and past participle of propose
proposer |prəˈpəʊzər| — someone who advances a suggestion or proposal
proposition |ˌprɑːpəˈzɪʃn| — (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
propositional |ˌprɒpəˈzɪʃən| — Relating to, or limited to, propositions.
propound |prəˈpaʊnd| — put forward, as of an idea
propraetor |prəʊˈpriːtər| — A magistrate of ancient Rome who governed a province after serving as a praetor in Rome.
propretor — Alternative spelling of proprætor.
proprietary |prəˈpraɪəterɪ| — an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
proprieties |prəˈpraɪətɪz| — plural form of propriety
proprietor |prəˈpraɪətər| — (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
proprietorship |prəˈpraɪətərˌʃɪp| — an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
proprietress |prəˈpraɪətres| — a woman proprietor
propriety |prəˈpraɪətɪ| — correct or appropriate behavior
props |ˈprɑːps| — proper respect
propulsion |prəˈpʌlʃn| — a propelling force
propulsive |prəˈpʌlsɪv| — tending to or capable of propelling
prorate |ˈprɒˈreɪt| — make a proportional settlement or distribution
proration |ˈprɒˈreɪʃən| — the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer
prorogation |ˌprəʊrəˈɡeɪʃən| — discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it
prorogue |prəʊˈrəʊɡ| — hold back to a later time
prosaic |prəˈzeɪɪk| — not fanciful or imaginative
prosaical — Alternative form of prosaic.
prosaically |prəˈzeɪɪkəlɪ| — in a matter-of-fact manner
prosaicism — The quality or state of being prosaic; a prosaic manner or style.
prosaism |prəʊˈzeɪɪzəm| — A manner, quality, expression, style, phrase or word that is prosaic.
prosaist |ˈprəʊzeɪɪst| — A person who writes prose
proscenia |prəʊˈsiːnjə| — plural form of proscenium
proscenium |prəˈsiːnɪəm| — the part of a modern theater stage between the curtain and the orchestra (i.e., in front of the curtain)
proscribe |prəʊˈskraɪb| — command against
proscribed |prəʊsˈkraɪb| — excluded from use or mention
proscription |prəʊˈskrɪpʃn| — a decree that prohibits something
prose |prəʊz| — ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
prosector |prəʊˈsektər| — A person who prepares a body for dissection by students, or dissects them as demonstrations
prosecute |ˈprɑːsɪkjuːt| — conduct a prosecution in a court of law
prosecution |ˌprɑːsɪˈkjuːʃn| — the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior
prosecutor |ˈprɑːsɪkjuːtər| — a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
proselyte |ˈprɒsəlaɪt| — a new convert; especially a gentile converted to Judaism
proselytize |ˈprɑːsələtaɪz| — convert to another faith or religion
proser — One who talks or writes tediously.
prosily |ˈprəʊzɪlɪ| — in a prosy manner
prosiness |ˈprəʊzɪnəs| — commonplaceness as a consequence of being humdrum and not exciting
prosody |ˈprɑːsədɪ| — the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
prosopopeia — Alternative form of prosopopoeia.
prosopopoeia |prəʊˌsəʊpəˈpiːə| — representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
prospect |ˈprɑːspekt| — the possibility of future success
prospective |prəˈspektɪv| — of or concerned with or related to the future
prospector |ˈprɒˌspektər| — someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
prospects |ˈprɑːspekts| — plural form of prospect
prospectus |prəˈspektəs| — a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
prosper |ˈprɑːspər| — make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
prosperity |prɑːˈsperətɪ| — an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
prosperous |ˈprɑːspərəs| — in fortunate circumstances financially; moderately rich
prostaglandin |ˌprɒstəˈɡlændɪn| — a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity
prostate |ˈprɑːsteɪt| — a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
prosthesis |prɑːsˈθiːsɪs| — corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
prosthetic |prɑːsˈθetɪk| — of or relating to prosthetics
prosthetics |prɑːsˈθetɪks| — the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
prosthetist |ˈprɒsθɪtɪst| — an expert in prosthetics
prostitute |ˈprɑːstətuːt| — a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
prostitution |ˌprɑːstəˈtuːʃn| — offering sexual intercourse for pay
prostrate |ˈprɑːstreɪt| — get into a prostrate position, as in submission
prostrated |prɒˈstreɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of prostrate
prostration |prɑːˈstreɪʃn| — an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
prostyle |ˈprəʊstaɪl| — marked by columniation having free columns in a portico only across the opening to the structure
prosy |ˈprəʊzɪ| — lacking wit or imagination
protactinium |ˌprəʊtækˈtɪnɪəm| — a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
protagonist |prəˈtæɡənɪst| — a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
protases |ˈprɒtəsɪz| — plural form of protasis
protasis |ˈprɑːtəsɪs| — the first part of a play, in which the setting and characters are introduced
protean |ˈprəʊtɪən| — taking on different forms
protect |prəˈtekt| — shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
protected |prəˈtektəd| — guarded from injury or destruction
protecting |prəˈtektɪŋ| — shielding (or designed to shield) against harm or discomfort
protection |prəˈtekʃn| — the activity of protecting someone or something
protectionism |prəˈtekʃənɪzəm| — the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition
protectionist |prəˈtekʃənəst| — an advocate of protectionism
protective |prəˈtektɪv| — showing care
protector |prəˈtektər| — a person who cares for persons or property
protectorate |prəˈtektərət| — a state or territory partly controlled by (but not a possession of) a stronger state but autonomous in internal affairs; protectorates are established by treaty
protectorship |prəˈtektəʃɪp| — the position of protector
protectress |prəˈtektrɪs| — A female protector.
protege |ˈprɒtəʒeɪ| — a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
protegee |ˈprɒtəʒeɪ| — a woman protege
protein |ˈprəʊtiːn| — any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk a
proteinaceous — relating to or of the nature of protein
protest |ˈprəʊtest| — a formal and solemn declaration of objection
Protestant |ˈprɑːtɪstənt| — an adherent of Protestantism
Protestantism |ˈprɑːtɪstəntɪzəm| — the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation
protestantize |ˈprɒtɪstəntaɪz| — To convert to Protestantism.
protestation |ˌprɑːtəˈsteɪʃn| — a formal and solemn declaration of objection
protester |prəˈtestər| — a person who dissents from some established policy
protestor — Alternative spelling of protester.
Proteus |ˈprəʊtiːəs| — (Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will
prothesis |ˈprɒθɪsɪs| — (linguistics) The prepending of phonemes at the beginning of a word without changing its morphological structure, as in nother, from other (“a whole nother thing"), or Spanish esfera from Latin sphaera (“sphere").
protista |prəʊˈtɪstə| — eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae
protocol |ˈprəʊtəkɔːl| — (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
proton |ˈprəʊtɑːn| — a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron
protoplasm |ˈprəʊtəplæzəm| — the substance of a living cell (including cytoplasm and nucleus)
protoplasmatic |ˌprəʊtəʊplæzˈmætɪk| — (cytology) Of or relating to protoplasm.
protoplasmic |ˌprəʊtəʊˈplæzmɪk| — (cytology) Of or relating to protoplasm.
protoplast |ˈprəʊtəplæst| — a biological unit consisting of a nucleus and the body of cytoplasm with which it interacts
protoplastic |ˌprəʊtəʊˈplæstɪk| — of, or relating to protoplast
prototype |ˈprəʊtətaɪp| — a standard or typical example
prototypical |ˈprəʊtətaɪp| — representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned
protoxide |prəʊˈtɑːksaɪd| — (obsolete, chemistry) the oxide of a particular element (that has multiple oxides) having the smallest proportion of oxygen
protozoa |ˌprəʊtəˈzəʊə| — in some classifications considered a superphylum or a subkingdom; comprises flagellates; ciliates; sporozoans; amoebas; foraminifers
protozoan |ˌprəʊtəˈzəʊən| — any of diverse minute acellular or unicellular organisms usually nonphotosynthetic
protozoology |ˌprəʊtəʊzəʊˈɒlədʒɪ| — the branch of zoology that studies protozoans
protract |prəˈtrakt| — lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
protracted |prəˈtræktɪd| — relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
protractedly |prəˈtræktɪdlɪ| — in a slow, leisurely or prolonged way
protractile |prəʊˈtræktɪl| — able to be extended
protraction |prəˈtrækʃən| — the consequence of being lengthened in duration
protractor |prəˈtræktər| — drafting instrument used to draw or measure angles
protrude |prəʊˈtruːd| — extend out or project in space
protruding |prəˈtruːdɪŋ| — extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
protrusion |prəʊˈtruːʒn| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
protrusive |prəˈtruːsɪv| — thrusting outward
protuberance |prəʊˈtuːbərəns| — something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
protuberant |prəʊˈtuːbərənt| — curving outward
protuberate — cause to bulge out or project
proud |praʊd| — having or displaying great dignity or nobility
proud-hearted — Very proud
proudly |ˈprɑʊdlɪ| — with pride; in a proud manner
provable |ˈpruːvəbəl| — capable of being demonstrated or proved
prove |pruːv| — be shown or be found to be
proven |ˈpruːvən| — established beyond doubt
provenance |ˈprɑːvənəns| — where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
Provencal |ˌprəʊvənˈsɑːl| — the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc (southern France)
provender |ˈprɒvɪndər| — food for domestic livestock
provenience |prəˈviːnɪəns| — where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
proverb |ˈprɑːvɜːrb| — a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
proverbial |prəˈvɜːrbɪəl| — widely known and spoken of
provide |prəˈvaɪd| — give something useful or necessary to
provided |prəˈvaɪdɪd| — Only if (the stipulation that follows is true).
providence |ˈprɑːvɪdəns| — the capital and largest city of Rhode Island; located in northeastern Rhode Island on Narragansett Bay; site of Brown University
provident |ˈprɑːvɪdənt| — careful in regard to your own interests
providential |ˌprɑːvɪˈdenʃl| — peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention
providently |ˈprɒvɪdəntlɪ| — in a provident manner
provider |prəˈvaɪdər| — someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
providing |prəˈvaɪdɪŋ| — Present participle of provide.
province |ˈprɑːvɪns| — the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
provinces |ˈprɑːvənsəz| — plural form of province
provincial |prəˈvɪnʃl| — (Roman Catholic Church) an official in charge of an ecclesiastical province acting under the superior general of a religious order
provincialism |prəˈvɪnʃlɪzəm| — a lack of sophistication
provincialist — One who lives in a province; a provincial.
provinciality |prəˌvɪnʃiːˈælɪtiː| — The quality of being provincial.
provincialize |prəˈvɪnʃəlaɪz| — To render provincial; to reduce or allot to provinces.
proving |ˈpruːvɪŋ| — Present participle of prove.
provision |prəˈvɪʒn| — a stipulated condition
provisional |prəˈvɪʒənl| — under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
provisions |prəˈvɪʒənz| — a stock or supply of foods
proviso |prəˈvaɪzəʊ| — a stipulated condition
provisory |prəˈvaɪzərɪ| — subject to a proviso
provitamin |prəʊˈvaɪtəmɪn| — vitamin precursor; a substance that is converted into a vitamin in animal tissues
provocation |ˌprɑːvəˈkeɪʃn| — unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
provocative |prəˈvɑːkətɪv| — intentionally arousing sexual desire
provoke |prəˈvəʊk| — call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
provoker — someone who deliberately foments trouble
provoking |prəˈvəʊkɪŋ| — causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
provost |ˈprəʊvəʊst| — a high-ranking university administrator
prow |praʊ| — front part of a vessel or aircraft
prowess |ˈpraʊəs| — a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
prowl |praʊl| — the act of prowling (walking about in a stealthy manner)
prowler |ˈpraʊlər| — someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
proximal |ˈprɑːksɪməl| — situated nearest to point of attachment or origin
proximate |ˈprɑːksɪmət| — very close in space or time
proximity |prɑːkˈsɪmətɪ| — the property of being close together
proximo |ˈprɑːksɪməʊ| — in or of the next month after the present
proxy |ˈprɑːksɪ| — a person authorized to act for another
prude |pruːd| — a person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
prudence |ˈpruːdns| — discretion in practical affairs
prudent |ˈpruːdnt| — careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
prudential |pruːˈdentʃəl| — arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters
prudery |ˈpruːdərɪ| — excessive or affected modesty
prudish |ˈpruːdɪʃ| — exaggeratedly proper
prune |pruːn| — dried plum
prunella |pruːˈnelə| — small genus of perennial mostly Eurasian having terminal spikes of small purplish or white flowers
pruner |ˈpruːnər| — a worker who thins out and trims trees and shrubs
pruning |ˈpruːnɪŋ| — something that has been pruned off of a plant
prurience |ˈprʊərɪəns| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
pruriency |ˈprʊərɪənsɪ| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
prurient |ˈprʊrɪənt| — characterized by lust
pruritus |prʊˈraɪtəs| — an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
Prussian |ˈprʌʃən| — a German inhabitant of Prussia
prussiate — (chemistry, obsolete) A ferricyanide, ferrocyanide or cyanide.
pry |praɪ| — a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
prying |ˈpraɪɪŋ| — offensive inquisitiveness